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BAUS – BJUI – USANZ Joint Session at AUA 2024

Urological Management has Impact

Saturday, May 4th                           1:00 – 4.00 PM
Room 207, Henry B. González Convention Center


AUA combined session BAUS BJUI USANZ 2024


Welcome from Jose Karam, AUA Associate Secretary for Europe, Middle East, Africa regions

Session 1                          CHAIRS: Helen O’Connell, Vaibhav Modgil


Gregory JackWhat is the environmental impact of disposable scopes in urology

Gregory Jack, Melbourne, Australia

Mehwash NadeemNew developments in managing UTI: Impacting unmet need

Mehwash Nadeem, Middlesbrough, UK (BJUI Sponsored BAUS speaker)

Maria SatchiStaying ahead of the curve in Peyronies disease: The impact of prosthetics on andrology

Maria Satchi, London, UK (BJUI Sponsored speaker)

Bishoy HannahFocal therapy in Prostate Cancer: Potential Impact

Bishoy Hanna, Sydney, Australia

1425–1445 Afternoon tea

Session 2                          CHAIRS: Jo Cresswell, Freddie Hamdy


Janelle BrennanDebate: The impact of locatioDickon Haynen on provision of uro-oncology care

Centralisation: Janelle Brennan, Bendigo, Australia
Local delivery: Dickon Hayne, Perth, Australia (BJUI Sponsored USANZ speaker)

Michael GorinReducing disease burden in prostate cancer

Michael Gorin, New York, USA

Female urethral anatomy: impacting society and urological surgery

Helen O’Connell, Melbourne, Australia

BJUI Americas Award for authors based in The Americas presented by Freddie Hamdy, Editor-in-Chief BJUI


BAUS – BJUI – USANZ Joint Session at AUA 2023

American influence on Global Urology: The Good, the Bad and the Indifferent

Sunday, April 30th                           2:00 – 5.00 PM
Room N427 AB, McCormick Place Convention Centre North Building



Session 1                          CHAIRS: Joe Philip, Nikita Bhatt


1405–1445 Ureteric Stones: Medical Expulsive therapy – Is the Jury still out?

Dr. Necole Streeper, Associate Professor of Urology, Penn State Health, PA, USA

Mr Angus Luk, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

1445–1510 Shockwave Lithotripsy for Renal & Ureteric stones: Cometh the hour Cometh the Norm: Post Covid Change in Clinical practice.

Mr. Joe Philip, (BJUI Sponsored BAUS speaker). Consultant Urological Surgeon, Bristol Urological Institute, UK

1510–1535 Afternoon tea

Session 2                          CHAIRS: Jo Cresswell, Alan McNeill, Michael Gorin


1535–1630 PSA Screening: Proactive or Counterproductive?

Dr. Sigrid Carlsson, Assistant Attending Epidemiologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, USA

Professor Hashim Ahmed, (BJUI Sponsored speaker). Chair of Urology, Imperial College, London, UK

Dr. Renu Eapen, (BJUI Sponsored USANZ speaker). Consultant Urologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victoria, Australia

1630–1640 Summary presentation

Professor Hashim Ahmed, Chair of Urology, Imperial College, London


Session 3                          CHAIRS: Jo Cresswell, Helen O’Connell, Michael Gorin


1640–1700 The 10 most important US contributions to Urology

Dr. Nikita Bhatt, East of England Higher Specialist Trainee & BAUS Sponsored AUA Leadership Retreat Nominee, UK

1700-1705 BJUI Americas Award for authors based in The Americas presented by Alan McNeill, Chair BJU International
1705-1900 BJUI Reception


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BJUI Compass new editor Michael Gorin

BJUI Compass – Announcing the new Editor-in-Chief

BJUI Compass is delighted to announce our new Editor-in-Chief, Michael A. Gorin, M.D.

Michael A Gorin, the new Editor-in-Chief of BJUI Compass

Michael A Gorin, the new Editor-in-Chief of BJUI Compass

Dr Gorin is an Associate Professor of Urology in the Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is an internationally recognized expert on the use of molecular imaging techniques in the diagnosis and management of urologic malignancies. He is also widely recognized for his work developing novel methods for performing MRI-guided transperineal prostate biopsy and focal ablative treatments for prostate cancer. As a fellowship-trained endourologist, Dr. Gorin’s clinical practice primarily focuses on caring for patients with kidney stones, lower urinary tract symptoms, and prostate cancer.

Dr. Gorin has published over 275 articles in peer-reviewed journals with collaborators from around the world. Additionally, he has contributed to multiple medical textbooks, including chapters in Campbell-Walsh-Wein Urology, The 5-Minute Urology Consult, and Gray’s Anatomy. In July 2022, Dr. Gorin was selected as the new Editor-in-Chief of BJUI Compass, the open-access companion journal to the BJU International. Dr. Gorin also serves on the editorial boards of several other journals, including UROLOGY (the Gold Journal), Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, and the World Journal of Urology. Dr. Gorin has received numerous honors and awards for his scholarly work, including the Drs. Carl and Barbara Alving Endowed Award for Outstanding Biomedical Research from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the William F. Rienhoff, Jr., M.D. Scholar Award from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Gorin attended college at the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He then attended medical school at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, where he graduated as an inductee to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following medical school, Dr. Gorin completed a general surgery internship, urology residency, and fellowship in endoscopic and minimally invasive urology at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Click here to find out more about BJUI Compass


Editor of BJUI Compass

Appointment process

BJU International is seeking to appoint an Editor for BJUI Compass.


BJUI Compass is an online-only, fully open access journal and is part of the overall academic BJU International family including the flagship BJU International (BJUI) journal, BJUI Compass, and the e-learning platform, BJUI Knowledge. The journal is owned by BJU International charity and published by Wiley.


If you are interested in this role, please email Sophia Anderton, BJUI Chief Executive, at [email protected] providing your curriculum vitae and a covering letter explaining why you are interested and what you think you have to offer by 2 May 2022. You are welcome to get in touch if you would like an informal conversation about the role.


We will acknowledge receipt of your email. It is possible that we may request further information from you.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet the Trustees on 18 May 2022. When applying please ensure you can be available for this date.


The final decision on this appointment will be made by the Trustees who will meet the final shortlist of candidates.



The role of Editor

The journal covers the entire breadth of urology including epidemiology, urological oncology, surgery, reconstruction, benign disease, upper urinary tract, functional urology, andrology and sexual function.  The overriding theme of BJUI Compass is to support “sound science criteria”. This means that every piece of research that has been conducted in a sound and rigorous manner should be published somewhere. BJUI Compass can therefore include papers that are:


  • mostly confirmatory knowledge
  • clinical trials or comparative evidence that are negative
  • novel concepts that may lack enough sample size or global population representation.


The Editor of this journal will work under the Editor-in-Chief of BJU International, Professor Freddie Hamdy.


A fee will be paid to the Editor for this role. The role and responsibilities of the Editor, with the support of an Editorial Team, the Editorial Office Team and Chief Executive, include:


  • Implementation of the publication objectives and strategy agreed with the BJUI Editor-in-Chief and the Trustees of BJUI
  • Timely management of the process of submissions
  • Working with the BJUI Editorial team to encourage offers of transfer (cascade) from BJUI to BJUI Compass
  • Encouraging high-quality direct submissions
  • Adherence to ethical and governance policies for the journal
  • Ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the editorial office in conjunction with the Chief Executive and Managing Editor
  • Supporting the fulfilment of the marketing objectives of the BJUI journals and its content in conjunction with the Publishers and BJUI Charity
  • Being accountable to the BJUI Trustees in relation to ethical, governance, strategic and commercial aspects of the journal
  • Provision of a written Editor’s report for Trustees when requested. Attendance at ad hoc meetings with the Chairman and Chief Executive as necessary.


BJUI Key Paper Webinar – The IDENTIFY Study

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11,000 patients, 110 hospitals, 26 countries. Dr Veeru Kasivisvanathan, UCL Division of Surgery & Dr Sinan Khadhouri, University of Aberdeen, present their BJUI paper on the #IDENTIFY_study, revealing the global cancer prevalence and predictors in the largest study of patients referred to hospital with suspected urinary tract cancer ever performed.

Expert in bladder cancer, Prof Stephen Williams, UTMB Health, will host a critical review of the results led by Prof Maria Ribal, Hospital CLÍNIC, Barcelona and Associate Prof Angie Smith, UNC Urology.

15 mins presentation; 30 mins live Q&A; 24hrs online discussion; #BJUI_Webinar

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Thank You To All Our 2020 Peer Reviewers

We would particularly like to thank the following individuals who are the top reviewers for the journal in 2020, all with ≥10 reviews

Nathan Lawrentschuk Sima Porten
Tobias Klatte Roderick van den Bergh
Sigrid Carlsson Stephan Madersbacher
Riccardo Autorino Niranjan Sathianathen
Matthew Roberts Yair Lotan
Alexander Cole Asif Muneer

We are extremely grateful to all our reviewers for their time and hard work during an incredibly difficult year

Aastha Abdollah, Firas Abel, E. Abouassaly, Robert
Abrams, Paul Abreu, Leonardo Acher, Peter Adolfsson, Jan
Adshead, James Ahdoot, Michael Ahlawat, Rajesh Ahlgren, Johan
Ahluwalia, Puneet Ahmad, Imran Ahmed, Hashim Ahmed, Kamran
Aho, Tev Ajayi, Leye Al Jaafari, Feras Alam, Ridwan
Albersen, Maarten Albertsen, Peter Alhasso, Ammar Alifrangis, Constantine
Allaway, Matthew Aloj, Luigi Alzweri, Laith Aminsharifi, Alireza
Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Mark Anderson, Paul Andolfi, Ciro
Antonelli, Jodi Apostolidis, Apostolos Armitage, James Arndt, Volker
Arora, Sohrab Arsov, Christian Ashrafi, Akbar Assimos, Dean
Averbeck, Marcio Aydin, Abdullatif Baack Kukreja, Janet Baard, Joyce
Babjuk, Marek Badlani, Gopal H. Bahnson, Robert Bajic, Petar
Bajpai, Minu Balasubramanian, Adithya Ball, Mark Bandini, Marco
Bangma, Chris Barber, Neil Barod, Ravi Barrett, Tristan
Baumgarten, Adam Beard, David Becerra, Maria Becher, Edgardo
Bedke, Jens Behre, Hermann Beisland, Christian Belenchon, Ines
Bell, Richard Berglund, Anders Betschart, Cornelia Bex, Axel
Bhandari, Mahendra Bhat, Seetharam Bhatt, Jaimin Bhatt, Nikita
Bhindi, Bimal Bianchi, Daniele Bianchi, Lorenzo Birkhäuser, Frédéric
Birkhäuser, Veronika Biyani, Chandra Bjartell, Anders Blackmur, James
Blazeby, Jane Blecher, Gideon Blick, Christopher Blok, Bertil
Bloom, Jonathan Boddy, Jane Bogaert, Guy Bokhorst, Leonard
Bolgeri, Marco Bolton, Damien Boone, Timothy Borkowska, Edyta
Bose, Pradeep Boström, Peter Bratt, Ola Brehmer, Marianne
Brewin, James Brewster, Simon Briganti, Alberto Bromage, Steve
Brooks, Nathan Brouwer, Oscar Brown, Christian Brown, Matthew
Bryan, Richard Bryant, Richard Budäus, Lars Buffi, Nicolò
Bukavina, Laura Bultitude, Matthew Burgu, Berk Burkhard, Fiona
Butler, Santino Butow, Phyllis Byrne, Fiona Cadeddu, Jeffrey
Cahill, Declan Cai, Tommaso Caldamone, Anthony Camilleri, Philip
Campbell, Jeffrey Campeau, Lysanne Campi, Riccardo Canda, Abdullah Erdem
Canning, Douglas Cantiello, Francesco Capitanio, Umberto Capogrosso, Paolo
Cardozo, Linda Carlo, Buonerba Caroppo, Ettore Castiglione, Fabio
Castro-Diaz, David Cathcart, Paul Celia, Antonio Cellek, Selim
Cerruto, Maria Angela Challacombe, Ben Chancellor, Michael Chander, Sarat
Chandra, Ashish Chandra, Lizzie Chandrasekar, Thenappan Chang, David
Chapin, Brian Chapple, Christopher Chatta, Gurkamal Checcucci, Enrico
Chee, Justin Cheung, Douglas Chew, Ben Chi, Thomas
Chin, Joseph Chin, Kwang Chin, Peter Chin, Stephen
Chow, Ken Christopher, Nim Chuang, Yao-Chi Chun, Felix
Chung, Doreen Chung, Eric Clark, Jack Clemens, J. Quentin
Cohen, Ronald Collins, Justin Colquhoun, Alexandra Compérat, Eva
Cone, Eugene Coode-Bate, Jack Cooper, Colin Corcoran, Niall
Corcos, Jacques Cosker, Thomas Costello, Anthony Cotterill, Nikki
Cox, Edward Crabb, Simon Cracco, Cecilia Cranston, David
Cresswell, Joanne Crockett, Matthew Cross, Brian Cruz, Célia
Cruz, Francisco Cui, Helen Culig, Zoran Cullen, Victoria
Cumberbatch, Marcus Cutress, Mark Cuypers, Maarten Cynk, Mark
Da Ros, Carlos Dabestani, Saeed Dahm, Philipp Dan, Woodcock
D’Andrea, David Daneshmand, Siamak Danila, Daniel Danuser, Hansjoerg
Darr, Christopher Dasgupta, Ranan Dauw, Casey Davies, Lucy
Davis, John De Giorgi, Ugo de la Taille, Alexandre De Meerleer, Gert
De Reijke, Theo M. De Win, Gunter Del Popolo, Giulio D’Elia, Carolina
Dell’Oglio, Paolo Delprado, Warick Denstedt, John Derweesh, Ithaar
Desai, Janak Desai, Mahesh Diamond, David Dinkelman-Smit, M.
Dmochowski, Roger Doizi, Steeve Donovan, Jenny Dragos, Laurian
Drake, Marcus Droupy, Stéphane Dudderidge, Tim Dukic, Ivo
Dundee, Philip Eapen, Renu Eardley, Ian Eastham, James
Eberli, Daniel Eddy, Ben Eden, Christopher Egawa, Shin
Egevad, Lars Ehdaie, Behfar Eichler, Martin Eisenberger, Mario
Eisner, Brian Elders, Andrew Eldred-Evans, David Elhage, Oussama
Ellis, Robert Elmamoun, Mamoun Elneil, Sohier Elsamra, Sammy
Elshal, Ahmed Elterman, Dean Emberton, Mark Engeler, Daniel
Enikeev, Dmitry Enting, Deborah Epstein, Jonathan Erickson, Andrew
Escudero, Lorena Eure, Gregg Everaert, Karel Everaerts, Wouter
Eversden, Elizabeth Eyre, David Falagario, Ugo Falcone, Marco
Faltas, Bishoy Feber, Andrew Fero, Katherine Ferro, Matteo
Ficarra, Vincenzo Fife, Kate Finazzi Agrò, Enrico Finch, William
Fletcher, Sean Fojecki, Grzegorz Friedlander, David Frydenberg, Mark
Furr, James Furrer, Marc G. Zaorsky, Nicholas Gacci, Mauro
Gadzhiev, Nariman Gadzinski, Adam Gakis, Georgios Galfano, Antonio
Gall, Zara Gallagher, Kevin Gallieni, Maurizio Gandaglia, Giorgio
Gao, Chuanyu Gearhart, John Geavlete, Petrisor Georgiades, Fanourios
Geurts, Nicolas Ghai, Sangeet Ghani, Khurshid Ghazi, Ahmed
Gianduzzo, Troy Giannantoni, Antonella Gietzmann, William Giganti, Francesco
Gilbert, James Gild, Philipp Giusti, Guido Gnanapragasam, Vincent
Goldenberg, Larry Goldman, Howard Goldsmith, Louise Golla, Vishnukamal
Gomes, Cristiano Gontero, Paulo Good, Daniel Goonewardene, Sanchia
Gordon, Stephen Gorin, Michael Graefen, Markus Granr, Aurelie
Gravas, Stavros Gregg, Justin Grilo, Nuno Groen, Jan
Gross, Oliver Gross, Tobias Grummet, Jeremy Gulati, Roman
Gurney, Howard Guru, Khurshid Guruli, Georgi Ha, Yun-Sok
Hackett, Geoff Hakenberg, Oliver Hakimi, A Ari Hamid, Rizwan
Hamm, Rebecca Han, Deok Hyun Han, Ping Handelsman, David
Hasan, Mudhar Hashad, Mohamed Mohie Eldin Hashimoto, Takeshi Hatakeyama, Shingo
Haug, Alexander Häuser, Lorine Hautmann, Richard E. Hayne, Dickon
Heck, Matthias Heer, Rakesh Hegarty, Paul K. Heidenreich, Axel
Heijnsdijk, Eveline Helfand, Brian Heller, Nick Hellstrom, Wayne
Henderson, John Hendry, Rob Henry, Ann Hensley, Patrick
Herkommer, Kathleen Hermanns, Thomas Herrmann, Thomas Hindley, Richard
Hofman, Michael Hollingsworth, John Holmberg, Lars Hosseini, Abolfazl
Houédé, Nadine Hounsome, Luke Hovens, Chris Howles, Sarah
Hu, Jim Hughes, Simon Hulson, Oliver Humphreys, Mitchell
Hung, Andrew Husmann, Douglas Hutel, Michael Hwang, Eu Chang
Igawa, Yasuhiko Ilg, Marcus Innos, Kaire Ishioka, Junichiro
Jambor, Ivan JC, Liao Johnson, Mark Johnston, Thomas
Jonasch, Eric Jones, James Joseph, Jean Joyce, Adrian
Jung, Helene Jung, Jae Hung Junker, Kerstin Kalejaiye, Ayo
Kamal, Wissam Kamat, Ashish Kamphuis, Guido Kaouk, Jihad
Kaplan, Steven Karakiewicz, Pierre Karam, Jose Karnes, R
Kasivisvanathan, Veeru Kassouf, Wassim Kastner, Christof Kates, Max
Kattan, Mike KAYA, ENGIN Kayes, Oliver Keam, Simon
Keanie, Julian Keeley, Frank Kekre, Nitin Keoghane, Stephen
Kessler, Thomas Khaki, Ali Khan, Muhammad Shamim Khetrapal, Pramit
Khochikar, Makarand Kim, Hyung Kim, Isaac Kimura, Shoji
Kirsch, Andrew J. Kishida, Takeshi Kiss, Bernhard Kitta, Takeya
Klein, Eric Klein, Robert Kliesch, Sabine Klotz, Laurence
Kneebone, Andrew Knight, Simon Knipper, Sophie Knoll, Thomas
Knudsen, Bodo Kobayashi, Takashi Kockelbergh, Roger KOGA, Fumitaka
Kondo, Tsunenori Konety, Badrinath Koo, Kyo Chul Korte, James
Kosmoliaptsis, Vasilis Kotb, Ahmed Kovac, Evan Kozomara, Marko
Krambeck, Amy Kramer, Mario Kretschmer, Alexander Kriegmair, Maximilian
Kroeger, Nils Krokidis, Miltos Kulkarni, Meghana Kulkarni, Sanjay
Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Vivekanandan Kundu, Bibhas Kuo, Hann-Chorng
Kurithof-de Julio, Marianna Kutikov, Alex Kwan, Edmond Laguna, Pilar
Laird, Alexander Lallas, Costas Lam, Thomas Lam, Wayne
Lamb, Alastair Lamb, Benjamin Landman, Jaime Langenhuijsen, Johan
Lantz, Anna Larcher, Alessandro Lascano, Danny Laurentino, Sandra
Le Roux, Pieter Lec, Patrick Lee, Eugene Lee, Wai Gin
Leiber, Christian Leitner, Lorenz Lenfant, Louis Lenis, Andrew
Leow, Jeffrey Leppert, John Lerner, Lori Leung, Steve
Levine, Larry Lewington, Andrew Leyh-Bannurah, Sami-Ramzi Liatsikos, Evangelos
Liau, Siong Lilja, Hans Liow, Elizabeth Lipkin, Michael
Lipshultz, Larry Liu, Jui-Ming Lo, Simon Loblaw, Andrew
Loeb, Stacy Lonergan, Peter Lopez, Francisco Lopez-Beltran, Antonio
Louie, Alexander Louie-Johnsun, Mark Love, Christopher Lovegrove, Catherine
Lucca, Ilaria Lughezzani, Giovanni Luiting, Henk Luk, Angus
Luo, Jun Luzzago, Stefano Ma, Runzhuo MacLennan, Sara
MacPherson, Ruth Madaan, Sanjeev Madersbacher, Helmut Magee, Diana
Mahal, Brandon Malde, Sachin Manecksha, Rustom Manley, Brandon
Mantica, Guglielmo Marchioni, Michele Margulis, Vitaly Mari, Andrea
Mariappan, Paramananthan Mariotti, Guilherme Mark, Stephen Marks, Leonard
Marra, Giancarlo Marshall, Ernie Martin, Richard Martini, Alberto
Masson-Lecomte, Alexandra Masterson, Timothy Matanhelia, Mudit Matin, Surena
Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Mattei, Agostino Maurer, Tobias Mazhar, Danish
Mazzone, Elio McCaig, Fiona McGrath, John Mcintosh, lachlan
McNeill, Alan Mehan, Nicholas Mehnert, Ulrich Mehrazin, Reza
Meijer, Richard Mejean, Arnaud Mendichovszky, Iosif Meng, Maxwell
Menogue, Stuart Menon, Mani Merseburger, Axel Mertens, Laura
Meyer, Christian Miah, Saiful Michel, Martin Michels, Lars
Miernik, Arkadiusz Millar, Jeremy Miller, Eric Miller, Nipor
Mills, Ian Minhas, Suks Mir, Maria Mistretta, Francesco
Mitchell, Catherine Mitchell, Tom Mitin, Timur Mitra, Anirban
Moch, Holger Molden-Hauer, Tristan Molina-Garrido, Maria-Jose Monastyrskaya, Katia
Monn, M Francesca Montorsi, Francesco Moon, Daniel Moore, Caroline
Moore, Katherine Mordasini, Livio Moretti, Kim Morita, Masashi
Moschini, Marco Moschovas, Marcio Mossanen, Matthew Mostafid, Hugh
Muhitch, Jason Mühlstädt, Sandra Muir, Gordon Mukhopadhyay, Subhankar
Mulders, Peter Mumtaz, Faiz Mundy, Anthony Murphy, Declan
Murray, Julia Murray, Katie Murtola, Teemu Musco, Stefania
Mushtaq, Imran Mynbaev, Ospan Nabi, Ghulam Nabi, Junaid
Nair, Rajesh Namdarian, Benjamin Narayan, Vikram Nathan, Senthil
Neal, Naomi Necchi, Andrea Nelson, Adam Netsch, Christopher
Neumeier, Vera Neves, Joana Nguyen, David-Dan Nguyen, Hao
Nichol, David Nickel, J. Curtis Nicol, David Nieboer, Daan
Nieto, Yago Nobrega, Richard Nonomura, Norio Nordhoff, Verena
Nottingham, Charles Nyame, Yaw Nzenza, Tatenda Oades, Grenville
O’Brien, Tim O’Brien, Timothy O’Connor, Kevin Oddens, Jorg
Oh, William Olsburgh, Jonathon Omer, Altan Ong, Wee
Osses, Daniël Osther, Palle O’Sullivan, Richard Oudard, Stéphane
Ouzaid, Idir Paciotti, Marco Page, Toby Pal, Sumanta
Paller, Channing Panebianco, Valeria Panicker, Jalesh Pannek, Jürgen
Pantuck, Allan Pariser, Joseph Parker, Chris Parnham, Arie
Partin, Alan Pasquier, David Patel, Hiten Patel, Keval
Patel, Manish Patel, Parth Patel, Uday Patel, Vipul
Patil, Vishal Patki, Prasad Patterson, Jake Pavlovich, Christian
Payne, Steve Pearce, Ian Pearle, Margaret Pecoraro, Angela
Penzkofer, Tobias Perera, Marlon Perez Fentes, Daniel Pérez, Daniel
Peters, Craig Peters, Inga Peters, Max Petros, Firas
Pettaway, Curtis Peyronnet, Benoit Pfail, John Pfister, David
Phé, Véronique Philip, Stuart Pierorazio, Phillip Ploumidis, Achilles
Pokorny, Morgan Pontari, Mike Pook, David Popert, Richard
Porcaro, Antonio Porpiglia, Francesco Porter, James Portis, Andrew
Poulsen, Mads Pradere, Benjamin Preminger, Glenn Presicce, Fabrizio
Preston, Mark Proietti, Silvia Protheroe, Andrew Pryor, David
Quarrier, Scott Radtke, Jan Philipp Ragab, Mostafa Rai, Bhavan
Raison, Nicholas Rajan, Prabhakar Rajan, Probhakaran Rakauskas, Arnas
Ralph, David Ramakrishnan, Venkat Ramasamy, Ranjith Ranasinghe, Weranja
Rane, Abhay Rannikko, Antti Rashid, Aso Omer Rashid, Prem
Rassweiler, Jens Rastinehad, Ardeshir Ratan, Hari Ratliff, Timothy
Rawal, Sudhir Razvi, Hassan Rees, Rowland Reeves, Fairleigh
Rehder, Peter Reisman, Yacov Reiter, Robert Remzi, Mesut
Reynard, John Richenberg, Jonathan Rider, Jennifer Rieken, Malte
Riggs, Stephen Rimmer, Yvonne Rink, Michael Roberts, William
Robinson, Brian Robinson, Dudley Robson, Craig Rocco, Bernardo
Rochester, Mark Roehrborn, Claus Rogers, Craig Roghmann, Florian
Rolevich, Alexander Romero Otero, Javier Rosario, Derek Rosier, Peter
Ross, Ashley Rossi, Sabrina Rottenberg, Giles Rovito, Michael
Rowe, Courtney Ruiz-Castañe, Eduardo Rukin, Nicholas Russell, Neil
Russo, Giorgio Ivan Russo, Paul Sabnis, Ravindra Sadeghi, Ramin
Sadeghi-Nejad, Hossein Saeb-Parsy, Kasra Sahai, Arun Salami, Simpa
Salmon, Jonathan Salonia, Andrea Sammon, Jesse Sanchez-Salas, Rafael
Sangster, Philippa Sansone, Andrea Sarma, Aruna Satasivam, Prassannah
Satkunasivam, Raj Savovic, Jelena Schagdarsurengin, Undraga Schalken, Jack
Schartau, Patricia Scheiner, David Schenk, Jeannette Schmitz-Dräger, Bernd
Schneider, Florian Schneider, Marc Schurch, Brigitte Scriven, Sharon
Seisen, Thomas Sengupta, Shomik Sethi, Kapil Sethia, Krishna
Sfakianos, John Shabbir, Majed Shabbir, Majid Shah, Amishi
Shapiro, Daniel Sharma, Gyanendra Shaw, Greg Sheinfeld, Joel
Shi, Zhongjie Shiradkar, Rakesh Shoag, Jonathan Shoji, Sunao
Siddiqui, M Sievert, Karl-Dietrich Singla, Nirmish Siva, Shankar
Skipworth, Richard Skolarus, Ted Smith, Angela Smith, Phillip
Smyth, Lisa Soares, Ricardo Soave, Armin Soloway, Mark
Somani, Bhaskar Sonn, Geoffrey Sood, Akshay Soomro, Naeem
Sooriakumaran, Prasanna Soria, Francesco Sotelo, Rene Speakman, Mark
Speakman, MJ Spiess, Phillippe Sprenkle, Preston Srinivasan, Arun
Sripathi, Venkat Sriprasad, Seshadri Staehler, Michael Stai, Bethany
Stamatiou, Konstantinos Stark, Dan Stattin, Pär Stenzl, Arnulf
Steuber, Thomas Steyerberg, Ewout Stillebroer, Alexander Stinesen Kollberg, Karin
Stish, Bradley Stockler, Martin Stoffel, John Stolzenburg, Jens-Uwe
Stone, Nelson Stratton, Kelly Strebel, Räto Stricker, Phillip
Sturch, Paul Suarez, Rodrigo Subramaniam, Ramnath Sullivan, Mark
Sur, Roger Taghizadeh, Arash Takeda, Toshikazu Tan, Hung-Jui
Tan, Wei Shen Tandogdu, Zafer Tang, Chad Teh, Jiasian
Tekgul, Serdar Teoh, Jeremy Terris, Martha K. Tewari, Ash
Thalmann, George Thiruchelvam, Nikesh Thomas, Charalampos Thomas, Johanna
Thomas, John Thomas, Kay Thomas, Raju Thompson, James
Thompson, Peter Thompson, Robert Thurairaja, Ramesh Tilki, Derya
Timilshina, Narhari Tiselius, Hans-Göran Todenhöfer, Tilman Toren, Paul
Torinic, Jure Tortolero, Leonardo Tosoian, Jeffrey Touijer, Karim
Tourinho-Barbosa, Rafael Tran, Ben Tran, Maxine Traxer, Olivier
Trenti, Emanuela Tubaro, Andrea Tully, Karl Turkbey, Baris
Turnbull, Arran Turney, Ben Tuthill, Mark Tyerman, Kay
Ukimura, Osamu Unwala, Darius Urkmez, Ahmet Ursprung, Stephan
Usher-Smith, Juliet Van der Aa, Frank van der Kwast, Theo van der Poel, Henk
Van Hemelrijck, Mieke van Koeveringe, Gommert van Leeuwen, Pim van Moorselaar, Jeroen
van Rhijn, Bas van Rij, Simon Vanharanta, Sakari Vasdev, Nikhil
Vasudev, Naveen Veal, Gareth Venderbos, Lionne Verrill, Clare
Vickers, Andrew Vince, Randy Wagenlehner, Florian Walter, Matthias
Walz, Jochen Ward, John Warren, Anne Washington III, Samuel
Watkin, Nick Watson, Graham Watson, William Weber, Manuel
Welk, Blayne Weston, Michael Wetherell, David Whitehead, David
Wibmer, Andreas Williams, Andrew Williams, James Williams, Michael
Williams, Stephen Willis, Susan Wilson, Steven Wischmann, T.
Wiseman, Oliver Witjes, Fred Witjes, J. Wöllner, Jens
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Part of the BURST/BJUI Podcast Series

Mr Chuanyu Gao is a Core Surgical Trainee in KSS Deanery. He graduated from UCL Medical School and obtained his iBSc in Surgical Sciences before completing his Academic Foundation Years in East of England Foundation School. Chuanyu first became involved with BURST on the MIMIC Study as an international site coordinator and has been part of the BURST committee ever since. 

Factors associated with spontaneous stone passage in a contemporary cohort of patients presenting with acute ureteric colic: results from the Multi‐centre cohort study evaluating the role of Inflammatory Markers In patients presenting with acute ureteric Colic (MIMIC) study

Taimur T. Shah*†‡§, Chuanyu Gao*, Max Peters, Todd Manning**, Sophia Cashman*, Arjun Nambiar*, Marcus Cumberbatch*††, Ben Lamb*, Anthony Peacock‡‡, Marieke J. Van Son, Peter S. N. van Rossum, Robert Pickard§§, Paul Erotocritou¶¶, Daron Smith***, Veeru Kasivisvanathan*‡ and British Urology Researchers in Surgical Training (BURST) Collaborative MIMIC Study Group


*British Urology Researchers in Surgical Training (BURST), London, UK, Division of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, §Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial Health NHS Trust, London, UK, Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Center, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, **Australian Young Urology Researchers Organisation (YURO), Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, ††Academic Urology Unit, University of Shefeld, Shefeld, ‡‡Information Services Division, University College London (UCL), London, §§Department of Urology, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK, ¶¶Department of Urology, Whittington Hospital, and ***Department of Urology, UCL Hospital, London, UK


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Long live the BJUI

How time flies! It seems like only yesterday that I was appointed the 10th Editor‐in‐Chief of a 90‐year old major surgical journal. We assembled a dynamic team with a clear, modern vision and strategy. As we say goodbye, it is time to reflect fondly on our achievements.

The most read surgical journal on the web?

Of the many ways to measure this, one is the number of downloads of BJUI articles from our publisher Wiley Online Library. This has increased steadily every year, reaching 3 million downloads in 2019 alone. In addition to this we are regarded as pioneers of web‐based publishing and social media. The BJUI itself and its editorial team have a large, devoted following especially on Twitter. Our infographics, podcasts, picture quizzes, polls and videos were deliberately designed to grab an audience with limited time and short attention spans. The BJUI blogs have often been read more than the articles themselves, bringing immediacy, wider engagement and sensible debate. The most visited blog on the death of Nobel Laureate Tagore from prostatic enlargement was read nearly 110 000 times.

To increase the impact of the BJUI

Our impact factor has steadily increased since 2012, reaching the highest in its history and is as close to 5 as it ever has been. This has been achieved by decreasing the acceptance rate to 10% without any form of manipulation. This means that the BJUI papers are now “returnable” to any research excellence exercise of which many exist worldwide. As a clinician–scientist I could not accept anything else in academic circles. The BJUI is the only surgical journal to be rated in the Altmetric top 50 reaching a score of 1469 [1], compared to an average Altmetric score of 3. It is a testament to the hard work of our team above and beyond the impact factor. I suspect that with more fully open access journals such as the BJUI Compass , driven by Plan S, the importance of the impact factor as it now stands, may gradually diminish over time. We have also led on bringing innovation such as Artificial Intelligence [2] into our journal and making science accessible to a clinical audience through our “science made simple” section.

Quality without boundaries

While many of our papers come from the UK, USA and Australia, we have also published the best articles from Uganda, China, Japan, Iran, Korea, India, Pakistan and Peru. We are and remain a global journal, associated with 10 international societies. The NICE guidelines have been well cited over the last 3 years [3] as have the papers in our Trials section and the ever‐popular Guideline of Guidelines [4]. We have managed to co‐publish a number of high‐quality Cochrane reviews including the only one with a maximum AMSTAR score of 11 out of 11 comparing laparoscopic, robotic and open radical prostatectomy [5].

In this issue of the BJUI , we have published the protocol and curriculum development of the SIMULATE study – the world’s first and only multi‐centre randomised controlled trial of surgical simulation. What started as a BAUS study, expanded worldwide and recruited 1400 cases to see if simulation made better surgeons and improved patient outcomes [6].

The BJUI also brought innovative design from the fashion industry into academic publishing through the Glass magazine. As a parting gift, I therefore thought it fitting to publish a photograph of the courtyard of King’s College London where the SIMULATE trial first started. It was taken on a sunny day on my iPhone with no one in sight because of the pandemic. We have seen the viral crisis as an opportunity to learn from other nations and published a critical review to guide urological care for our colleagues, residents and patients [7].

I take this opportunity to thank a loyal group of friends at the BJUI Editorial offices, our trustees, the Associate and Consulting Editors, our wider editorial team of authors and reviewers and our publisher Wiley. I am proud to hand over the BJUI to my friend Freddie Hamdy in the best state of academic health and creativity.

Professor Dasgupta at his desk in his first month as BJUI Editor‐in‐Chief.


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  2. Chen J, Remulla D, Nguyen JH et al. Current status of artificial intelligence applications in urology and their potential to influence clinical practice. BJU Int 2019; 124: 567– 77
  3. Guidance NICE. – Prostate cancer: diagnosis and management. BJU Int 2019; 124: 9– 26
  4. Sussman RD, Syan R, Brucker B. Guideline of guidelines: urinary incontinence in women. BJU Int 2020; 125: 638– 55
  5. Ilic D, Evans SM, Allan CA et al. Laparoscopic and robot‐assisted vs open radical prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer: a Cochrane systematic review. BJU Int 2018; 121: 845– 53
  6. Aydin A, Ahmed K, Van Hemelrijck M et al. Simulation in Urological Training and Education (SIMULATE): Protocol and curriculum development of the first multicentre international randomized controlled trial assessing the transferability of simulation‐based surgical training. BJU Int 2020; 126: 202–11
  7. Puliatti S, Eissa A, Eissa R et al. COVID‐19 and urology: a comprehensive review of the literature. BJU Int 2020; 125: E7– E14
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